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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Khanabad in Afghanistan

Earthquake location 36.4735S, 69.0923WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Khanabad in Afghanistan on Sunday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:36:32 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008uq2. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008uq2. Exact location of event, longitude 69.0923 East, latitude 36.4735 North, depth = 57.77 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 57.77 km (36 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 00:06:32 / March 26, 2017 @ 12:06 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Kunduz (c. 161 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Baghlān (c. 108 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Khanabad (c. 71 500 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Taloqan (c. 64 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Pul-e Khumrī (c. 56 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Qarāwul (c. 24 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Qarāwul, Panj, . Close country/countries, Afghanistan (c. 29 121 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 23 km S of Khanabad, Afghanistan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 69.0923° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4735° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km S of Khanabad, Afghanistan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-26 00:06:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-12 03:17:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 270 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.335 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008uq2 Id of event.
Event Code 20008uq2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008uq2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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